Pronunciation Noun


  1. (uncountable) A malleable, ductile, metallic element, resistant to corrosion, with atomic number 50 and symbol Sn.
  2. (NZ, British, countable) An airtight container, made of tin or another metal, used to preserve food.
  3. (countable) A metal pan used for baking, roasting, etc.
    muffin tin
    roasting tin
  4. (countable, squash) The bottom part of the front wall, which is "out" if a player strikes it with the ball.
  5. (slang, dated, uncountable) money
  6. (slang, uncountable) Computer hardware.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Adjective

tin (not comparable)

  1. Made of tin.
  2. Made of galvanised iron or built of corrugated iron.
    • 1939, George Orwell, "Coming up for Air", London: Victor Gollancz.
      [I]n fact he was a big noise, literally, in the Baptist Chapel, known locally as the Tin Tab[ernacle] - whereas my family were 'church' and Uncle Ezekiel was an infidel at that.
  • tinnen (obsolete)
  • French: d'étain, en étain
  • German: Zinn- (combined with noun), zinnen (rare)
  • Italian: di stagno
  • Portuguese: de lata, de estanho
  • Russian: оловя́нный

tin (tins, present participle tinning; past and past participle tinned)

  1. (transitive) To place into a tin in order to preserve.
  2. (transitive) To cover with tin.
  3. (transitive) To coat with solder in preparation for soldering.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: étamer
  • German: vorverzinnen
  • Spanish: estañar


tin (plural tins)

  1. (US, finance) Initialism of taxpayer identification number

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